CK-12 Next Generation Textbooks

Came across CK-12 whilst looking for information on tools and approaches used to help learners achieve their goals. It also appears as though their textbooks are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike license, but I need to confirm this. It’s a really interesting project and one I’ll be watching closely:

Our mission is to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the US and worldwide, but also to empower teacher practitioners by generating or adapting content relevant to their local context. Using a collaborative and web-based compilation model that can manifest open resource content as an adaptive textbook, termed the “FlexBook”, CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality, locally and temporally relevant, educational web texts. The content generated by CK-12 and the CK-12 community will serve both as source material for a student’s learning and provide an adaptive environment that scaffolds the learner’s journey as he or she masters a standards-based body of knowledge, while allowing for passion-based learning

Also found the following Google talk that provides some useful background information from the creators of the project

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